MN-based Entrust Datacard unveiled the Datacard Artista VHD Retransfer Color Printing module GEN 2. Designed to work inline with the Datacard MX Series card issuance systems, this second generation inline printer module offers on-demand, 600 dpi full-color, edge-to-edge card printing for card and credential programs in the financial, government, retail, loyalty, and healthcare markets.
Miami-based Net Element’s Aptito released version 2.3 of its cloud-based mPOS platform. Aptito’s all-in-one restaurant and bar POS and business management software gives restaurants the tools to reduce payroll costs, improve efficiency, and increase customer satisfaction.
MN-based Datacard unveils a new card delivery and envelope insertion systems for high volume card programs. The new products include the DX5100 card delivery system, as well as the Datacard MXi810 and MXi610 envelope insertion systems.
Datacard Group announced allpay Card Services, an established and fast-growing independent card bureau and manufacturer based in the U.K., has selected the Datacard® MX Series Platform for its next-generation card personalization and delivery solutions – optimizing its client services offerings with highly personalized cards and carriers. Utilizing the Datacard® MX6100™ card issuance system with the Artista® VHD retransfer color printing module, allpay Card Services will be issuing bank and prepaid cards with personalized and unique card designs; as well as the MXD™ card delivery system for full-color card carriers that can be printed on-demand. This eliminates the need for predesigned card and carrier stock and ultimately reduces inventory costs.
Bluepoint Solutions partnered Financial Services (FSI) to offer DocX print and electronic statement fulfillment to credit unions nationwide. The partnership will allow credit unions to increase adoption of cost efficient e-statements through targeted promotions and customized, multi-channel member delivery. DocX creates and distributes personalized financial statements by combining a member’s account information with variable advertising and promotional content that is tailored to each member’s spending habits and preferences. Statements are designed specifically to each credit union’s branding and are delivered directly to the member through any combination of print mail, email and mobile channels. DocX streamlines statements from various types of accounts including credit card, checking and savings accounts, and auto and home loans into a single, cost-effective statement for mail or electronic delivery.
TransCentra announced that it has been selected by North American Power, one of the nation’s fastest-growing retail energy suppliers, to manage its billing and payments processing. The end-to-end, multichannel billing and payments processing solution will integrate services across the business, enabling North American Power to simplify and enhance billing and payment communication methods for more than 250,000 customers, while driving operational efficiencies. With operations currently in 11 markets, North American Power sought a solution that would transform its billing and payments model, meet regulatory compliance requirements in new markets, and provide the tools to address customer needs quickly and efficiently. TransCentra’s payment processing services include paper and electronic lockbox service, payment data management, A/R file consolidation and generation, and more.
VeriFone partnered Valero Retail to implement its “Paymedia for Secure PumpPAY” in an initial pilot at corporate-operated sites. The VeriFone “Secure PumpPAY” solutions allow gasoline retailers and distributors to retrofit gasoline dispensers with EMV-capable, PCI payment systems that meet the latest payment security standards with full-color digital display and audio that elevates the fueling experience to a new level. It also provides a solution for secure payments, targeted advertising, coupons and special offers, and delivering real-time, relevant information such as weather and safety warnings.
Barclaycard US will promote mobile and online commerce by encouraging its cardholders in the U.S. to save their card to Google Wallet which enables consumers to securely and easily shop online where they see the ‘Google Wallet Buy’ button or in-person using the Google Wallet mobile app. Consumers who use their Google Wallet with their Barclaycard account will receive all the benefits and rewards they typically receive when using their Barclaycard – as part of a new, simple and easy-to-use experience.
Citi launched the first banking app designed exclusively for Kindle Fire. The Citibank (Kindle Fire Edition) app provides U.S. consumers with a visually engaging, convenient way to track, analyze and plan their finances on the go. The new app turns traditional rows of numbers into rich graphs and visual representations of consumer accounts and transactions. It was designed specifically to provide users a prime experience on the Kindle Fire’s seven-inch, full-color touchscreen. In addition to being Citi’s first app for a tablet running on the Android operating system, it is also the first app from a bank to have been built exclusively for Kindle Fire with every component, graphic, touch action, button and slider customized to the tablet’s modified operating system, form factor, screen size and resolution.
Datacard Group secure ID and card personalization solutions announced that Associated Bank has selected Datacard “CardWizard” issuance software for its instant issue debit card program. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Associated Bank has approximately 270 branch locations throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. They are currently working with Datacard Group on a phased implementation approach that will consist of rolling out the CardWizard software and associated hardware to 150 of its branches by March 2012. The CardWizard software is part of Datacard Group’s Secure Issuance Anywhere™ platform, which provides customers the flexibility to issue cards and credentials anytime, anywhere, with complete security.
Datacard Group secure ID and card personalization solutions is set to demo its “Datacard MX6000” card issuance system with Datacard “Artista VHD” retransfer color printing module and a dual-interface smart card personalization module and “MXD” card delivery system and “MXi” envelope insertion system. The “MX6000” card issuance system, which brings together the broadest range of card personalization technologies in the industry, is a truly modular system that can print up to 1,500 unique cards per hour.
Datacard Group secure ID and card personalization solutions enhanced its “MXD Card Delivery System” and “MXD Mailer Card Delivery System,” allowing card issuers to turn ordinary financial card carriers into multi-faceted promotional mailings. This lets them deliver one-to-one marketing messages, cross-sell products and services, issue coupons and certificates, and encourage immediate card activation. The new system turns blank white paper into personalized, full-color financial card carriers. Customized marketing messages and information”such as card activation steps or expanded terms and conditions”can be printed on-demand. The ability to go from bulk pre-printed paper to customized forms greatly reduces the need for financial card issuers to manage large supplies of pre-printed forms and build larger job sizes, dramatically reducing the operational complexities and cost.